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When the curtain goes up, the terror begins.
EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a blob that is hungry. And in the third, a hit and run woman is terrorized by the hitchhiker she accidentally killed...or did she really kill him?
"But this thing doesn't look like an accident. It looks like it's on purpose."
A very fitting quote from Creepshow 2 that describes the movie well - horror camp for the sake of horror camp. I love Stephen King more than most, but he's been involved in better things than this. There is however a certain dumb charm to it, a perfect rental for a sleepless night.
This, just like the first one, is an anthology horror film. The segments have (horribly) animated wraparounds and are presented by The Creep, a very Crypt Keeper-esque figure.
In Old Chief Wood'nhead, two punks come into a grocery store guarded by a wooded indian. When they end up killing the clerks, they incur…
I love Creepshow so much, its basically a franchise made for kids to smuggle out of video shops, knowing you shouldn't really be watching it but its not something that'll scare you for life. Silly yet with lots of gore!
Having said that, I read the short story about that blob on the lake when I was little and it TERRIFIED me. Really glad to see the segement for it now too and the effects on it are really good!
In the realm of anthology horror, you can't get much better. The Raft is, by far, the greatest horror short of the Creepshow franchise. It helps this sequel trump the original by a nose.
This hair's gonna get me paid 'n laid!
For years, maybe a couple of decades now, I thought these stories were from the first Creepshow and therefore always thought I had seen it. Learned I was wrong when I watched the original earlier this month and there was no Chief Wood'nhead, Raft or Hitchhiker to be found.
The horror buddies return as Stephen King supplies the stories and George A. Romero writes the script, but this time they hand of directing duties to Romero's longtime cinematographer Michael Gornick who makes his feature film directing debut here.
With less then half of the original's budget the film is unable to match the special effects of it's predecessor or even…
My choice for movie night and a film that I've loved since I saw a pirated VHS copy in my uncle's when I was about 10.
Yeah, the three stories are very basic and it looks dated, but it's all part of the charm!
Features an egomaniac who wants to crack Hollywood but cracks a lovely old couple first. Bad Move!
Features "Randy" Randy who cops a feel of a girl while he should be watching out for danger! Bad Move!
Features a woman who has an affair and is late getting home to her husband! Bad Move!
"The Raft" is a great short story. And that segment has some pretty cool gore effects.
Stephen King's cameo as a truck driver: "What the fuck happened here!?"
Mashed up hitchhiker guy constantly saying "Thanks for the ride, lady!"
Sadistic Stephen King bullies in the animated wraparound.
George Kennedy is killed, which is sad.
The monster in "The Raft" looks like a giant garbage bag.
The people in "The Raft" are the worst, so I was actively cheering on the garbage bag to just eat them already.
Why is The Creep just throwing newspapers and comic books onto the highway from his truck at the end? Is this an 80s thing I've forgotten about?
The cartoon segments weren't great, but a couple of the other segments were fun to watch. It didn't have the same strength that the first did, though.
Who knew a group of people trapped on a raft fearing a floating mass of trash bags would be the highlight of this. Also points for catch phrase of the hitchhiker segment.
Old Chief Wood'nhead: ***1/2
The Raft: *****
The Hitch-hiker: ****
The "Raft" segment was badass, full of unlikable yet attractive people dying painfully at the hands of a couple of hefty bags tied together coupled with some mesmerizing gore effects (although there was some casual rape). "Old Chief Wooden Head" was as dull as they come and "The Hitchhiker" was like a logical, yet stupid, extreme of "The Tell-Tale Heart." 89 minutes.
Film #15 of the 2015 Scavenger Hunt of the Dead Challenge!
Task #19: A horror anthology movie.
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Terrible! The stories are boring and predictable, and the budget must have been next to zero, because the effects are tragic! The second story made me laugh - the monster looked like a load of bin liners stuck together. The acting was so bad it was funny to watch. Stay well clear of this mess!
The ten year old version of me remembers Creepshow 2 being way better. I suppose The Raft is the best, but all of these stories are categorically not good.
Anthology! An old grocery store owner and his wife get robbed. Slow and obvious. Four teens sneak onto an abandoned raft. Fast-paced and wonderfully creepy. A hitchhiker refuses to take no for an answer. Kind of in the middle, for me. Overall it's a bumpy collection, but an enjoyable watch.
Tremendous fun from start to finish but not nearly as strong as the first. Having only three stories instead of five actually made a difference; it felt really rushed. Would have been nice if the other short that Stephen King wrote, "The Pinhall" was actually made for this; might have fleshed it out a bit more. Each tale was cool though, they had some pretty good gore, clever ideas and they all sort of leaned towards horror instead of horror comedy. The acting is mostly shite though, not including George Kennedy or anyone from "The Hitchhiker" short, but everyone else. Definitely worth a look and a fine companion to the original, just not as good.
An underwhelming follow up to a fantastic anthology effort. Aside from the very clear scaling back of the budget, Creepshow 2 also lacks much of any tooth to its stories. The first film was obviously outlandish, but the actors relished their roles and the individual stories had an entertainingly dire sense of fun to them. Here though, there's so much more bland melodrama and lamely bombastic characters. This is especially apparent in the first and second segments, where the younger actors give little personality to the over the top archetypes and the stories are much more flatly shot. At least George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour try to breath some life into their stodgy characters, but are forced to deliver heavy…
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